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Thread #21597   Message #932826
Posted By: masato sakurai
14-Apr-03 - 12:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drivin Nails in My Coffin
Here's Ernest Tubb's version (1946), copied from notes to a country music collection set released in Japan:


My sweetheart has gone and I'm so lonely
She said that she and I were through
So I started out drinkin' for pastime
Drivin' nails in my coffin over you
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin
Every time I drink a bottle of booze
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin
Lordy, driving those nails over you
Ever since the day that we parted
I've been so sad and so blue
I'm always worryin' about you, love
And I just can't quit drinkin' that old booze

Now you've turned me down, you don't want me
There's nothin' now I can lose
I'm just drivin' those nails in my coffin
And worryin' my darlin' over you